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Jury finds Gulf War vet guilty in BB gun shooting
Express-Times (western New Jersey/eastern Pennsylvania) ^ | 04/24/02 | TOM QUIGLEY

Posted on 04/24/2002 7:15:07 PM PDT by gumbo

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:37:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BELVIDERE - A U.S. Army sergeant who served in the Persian Gulf War now faces at least three years in state prison for shooting a 15-year-old Phillipsburg girl with a BB gun.

Sgt. Jeffrey Mott, 30, shot the girl on Oct. 30, 1999, as she and her friends fled from the scene of a Mischief Night prank in Phillipsburg, police said. The incident began after someone threw a corn cob at Mott’s front door and broke the screen, authorities said.


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Astonishing!
1 posted on 04/24/2002 7:15:07 PM PDT by gumbo
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To: gumbo
Aaroe said Mott will likely be kicked out of the Army and lose his pension.

That and more for inflicting a "red mark" on a vandal who busted his door? Insane.
2 posted on 04/24/2002 7:24:59 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: gumbo
How can you convict someone of assault for protecting his own property? Personally, I loved what happened down here in Greater Orlando when a gentleman shot two thugs who were trying to rob a Blockbuster, killing one: The Orange County Police Department gave him a medal.
3 posted on 04/24/2002 7:25:01 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: gumbo
There has got to be more to this story.

What I am missing here?

This is nuts.

4 posted on 04/24/2002 7:25:15 PM PDT by TexRef
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To: gumbo; Marine Inspector
a deadly weapon that can cause serious bodily injury or death. In this case, the BB left a red mark on the victim’s leg.

Hell! We used to play tag with BB guns! Deadly weapon my A**! The little ^%$@#^#$% miscreants haven't got a clue!

5 posted on 04/24/2002 7:30:59 PM PDT by PsyOp
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To: JennysCool
That and more for inflicting a "red mark" on a vandal who busted his door? Insane.

Yes. And a minimum of three years in prison. Truly insane. But, this is New Jersey.

6 posted on 04/24/2002 7:33:05 PM PDT by gumbo
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To: PsyOp
The little ^%$@#^#$% miscreants haven't got a clue!

Sounds like the jury didn't have a clue, either.

7 posted on 04/24/2002 7:37:55 PM PDT by gumbo
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To: TexRef
There has got to be more to this story. What I am missing here? This is nuts.

Maybe that it's New Jersey?

It's Warren County, which used to be pretty conservative; but I don't know, maybe it isn't anymore.

8 posted on 04/24/2002 7:39:28 PM PDT by gumbo
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Sounds like the jury didn't have a clue, either.

I was refering to the Jury!

9 posted on 04/24/2002 7:40:44 PM PDT by PsyOp
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To: PsyOp
We used to play BB tag too, I also remember the stories that old Mr.Parker would drill ya with rock salt if he caught ya in his watermellon patch. The would's gone nuts
10 posted on 04/24/2002 7:56:08 PM PDT by Robe
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To: PsyOp
How much time would I get for the BB that stuck in Clint's forehead?
11 posted on 04/24/2002 8:19:04 PM PDT by Marine Inspector
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To: gumbo
This will only get worse as America continues to degenerate. I can see the scenes from "Unintended Consequences" being played out from the rage resulting from this decision.

Eventually, the socialists and big government judges and politicians will only understand one thing: a bullet to the head. That is what it came down to during our Revolutionary War. I have a feeling another may not be too far off.

13 posted on 04/24/2002 8:39:38 PM PDT by fogarty
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To: fogarty;sirgawain
PAGING HENRY BOWMAN!
14 posted on 04/24/2002 8:52:27 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
Where IS he when we need him?????
15 posted on 04/24/2002 9:12:11 PM PDT by dcwusmc
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To: PsyOp
I was refering to the Jury!

I thought maybe you were. "The little ^%$@#^#$% miscreants" could well refer to the jury in this case.

My guess is the jury was made up of soccer moms who're recent arrivals in Warren County. Warren used to be rural and conservative, but like a lot of other formerly nice places here in NJ, it's suffering from an influx of yuppies escaping from the NYC or Philly. They buy into anti-gun propaganda every time (hence the election of gun-grabber Jim McGreevey last year).

16 posted on 04/25/2002 4:54:58 AM PDT by gumbo
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17 posted on 04/25/2002 6:24:19 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: gumbo
Interesting story. As an aside, the author does not report what happened to the two kids for criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, etc.

I'm guessing, nothing.

18 posted on 04/25/2002 7:16:08 AM PDT by Protagoras
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To: gumbo
Back a bunch of years ago, I and a friend of two went into a farmers cabbage patch and were in the process of making off with a cabbbage or two. The farmer shot us with rock salt, but that was nothing compared to the beating I got when I had to explain to my dad why I had been shot with rocksalt.

Dad's need to learn to spank and not cry for a lawyer.
Alas

20 posted on 04/25/2002 8:23:27 AM PDT by Alas
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